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Hollywood Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Hollywood skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Hollywood architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Hollywood are included on this list. Information about these Hollywood buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Hollywood and older historic landmarks.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different buildings, like Capitol Records Building and TCL Chinese Theatre.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Hollywood?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Hollywood. Famous architectural houses within the city of Hollywood are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
  • The Capitol Records Building, also known as the Capitol Records Tower, is a Hollywood Boulevard Commercial and Entertainment District building that is located in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The building is a thirteen-story tower that was designed by Welton Becket and is one of the city's landmarks. Construction occurred soon after British company EMI acquired Capitol Records in 1955, and was completed in April 1956. Located just north of the Hollywood and Vine intersection, the Capitol Records Tower houses the consolidation of Capitol Records' West Coast operations and is also home to the recording studios and echo chambers of Capitol Studios. The building is included on the List of Registered...  more
    • City/Town: California, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1956
    • Architect: Welton Becket
    • Created By: Welton Becket
    • Style: Googie architecture
  • Crossroads of the World has been called America's first outdoor shopping mall. Located on Sunset Boulevard and Las Palmas in Los Angeles, the mall features a central building designed to resemble an ocean liner surrounded by a small village of cottage-style bungalows. It was designed by Robert V. Derrah and built in 1936. Once a busy shopping center, the Crossroads now hosts private offices, primarily for the entertainment industry. It has been used for location shooting in many films, including L.A. Confidential and The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, in TV shows, including Dragnet and Remington Steele, and in commercials by McDonald's, Ford, and Mattel. A reproduction of Crossroads' iconic...  more
    • City/Town: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
    • Style: Modern architecture, Streamline Moderne
  • The Dolby Theatre is a live-performance auditorium in the Hollywood and Highland shopping mall and entertainment complex, on Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue, in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, United States. Since its opening on November 9, 2001, the theater has hosted the Academy Awards ceremonies, initially held there in March 2002. It is the first permanent home for these annual awards ceremonies....  more
    • City/Town: Los Angeles, California, USA
    • Opened: Nov 09 2001
    • Architect: David Rockwell
    • Created By: David Rockwell
  • Guaranty Building is a Beaux Arts office building in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California built in 1923 and designed by John C. Austin. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The building is currently owned by the Church of Scientology....  more
    • City/Town: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1923
    • Architect: John C. Austin
    • Created By: John C. Austin
    • Style: Beaux-Arts architecture